We, the Senior Class of 19^8, dedicate\his
second issue of the WHAT KNOT to OUR PARE]
and to MR. JACK P. HUMPHREY. We are gra^e-/
ful to our parents who have bee/i so pa 1
and understanding throughoj
Mr. Humphrey wi^ctepg^ur apprecii
fof\ making our s^nioj^eaj^^ most tti Wa^Le
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JACK P. HUMPHREY
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G. A. KcCLI
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DARE B. LUCAS
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: .tor-in-Chief Jarlton Bass
Photography -. del La
Last l/ill and Testament Dolores Kir by
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Superlatives Willis Holla
Iditors: c >-s Barnes
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The Senior Class of 19*+8 began Its history in Sep-
tember, 1936. Three of the members of the class have
completed their entire twelve years in Lucama School.
The rest of the seniors came to this school either in
the grades or in high school. Our first grade teachers
were Miss Grace Merritt and Miss Elizabeth Bass.
In the eighth grade the Lucama students were join-
ed by a group of students from St. Mary's School. Be-
sides adding to the enrollment of the class, they also
added to the intelligence of the class. Friendships
were formed; many have grown and lasted throughout our
years In high school.
We entered high school in 19^ with an enrollment
of 31 • We were very much excited and conscious of the
fact that we were at last in high school. We had three
homeroom teachers during the year. They were: Miss
Grace Lucas, Miss Charlotte Gray, and Miss Rebecca
Pridgen. Confused? I'll say we were. Mr. H. B. Mayo
was our principal.
During our sophomore and junior years Mr. T.O.Gen-
try was our principal. Miss Bunice Adams was our soph-
omore sponsor and Miss Katharine Kennerly was our junior
sponsor. In the beginning of our junior year we conduc-
ted a magazine campaign. The money we made aided us
greatly when the time came for us to give the seniors a
banquet. Our play "Grandad Steps Out" was a success for
our class. Miss Kennerly was director of the play. We
gave our banquet in the school auditorium and had a lot
of fun preparing for it. The Lucama Beta Club was reor-
ganized in February, 19*+7, and four of our class members
qualified for membership. Those four were: Eva Kate
Capps, Frances Barnes, Dolores Kirby, and Gene Lamm.
Our senior year has really been a busy one. Mrs.
Paul Davis was our senior sponsor. One of our boys did
play basketball and several played on the baseball team.
We sold advertisements for our senior play programs. That
was the first time a class had done that but it proved
to be a success. The play, "When a Woman Decides", was
enjoyed by a large crowd or people. Our principal, Mr.
Jack P. Humphrey, was the director. We are grateful to
him for his patience while teaching us to drive the new
Chevrolet the county gave us. We enjoyed the nice ban-
quet given us by the juniors in the Briggs Hotel in Wil-
son. Fourteen of the class members spent the first week
end in May in Beaufort. Mr. Humphrey accompanied us on
the trip. We visited many interesting places and had a
wonderful time. Our graduating class consisted of twenty
one seniors. We also had two post-graduates with us this
year who took commercial courses.
We are grateful to our parents for the educational
opportunities they have given us. We wish to express our
thanks to all of our teachers for the patience and con-
sideration they have shown us. We now feel that vie are
prepared to face the future and assume our responsibili-
ties among the leaders of tomorrow.
"NOT FINISHED; JUST BEGUN"
It Is now I960 and I see my old model plane operated by atomic
power coming In to take me over the world to see the success of
my classmates. I am now on my plane with Ethelene Sullivan ser-
ving as Air Stewardess. It will not be long before I see other
members of the Senior Class of ll +8.
As we fly over Raleigh I see Ethel Walls, Supervisor of the
Southern Bell Telephone System. Shirley Kirby is employed as
secretary to a wealthy broker. Charles Ray Hare is in the State
Insane Asylum he is superintendent.
As we circle over our old home town, I find Carlton Bass, ath-
letic coach of all athletes, in the million dollar Lucama High
School gymnasium, and Welker Rouse, owner of the "Lucama" Hotel
which accomodates four hundred guests. Dolores Kirby, a teach-
er, wanted to teach in this school in order that she might get
revenge on future classes for the roastings some of the members
of the faculty gave her during her high school years. Gene Lamm
surprised everyone by teaching Agriculture upon the retirement
of Mr. McClenny. Our Edward Hales is a worthy doctor. He is an
allopath, and while it 1 s said that all paths lead to the grave
he doesn't lead them there very often. Darlene Ferrell is sat-
isfied to rule as Mayor of Lucama.
Rexford Pittman is part of the backbone of the country — for if
good farmers are not the country's backbone "tell me what is.
Then there's Edward Watson. He has prosperity written all over
him: he not only has money in his pockets but in the bank as
well. Yes, Edward is a plumber and can retire any time.
In Rocky Mount, Ray Sullivan is a dentist whom people love be-
cause he pulls teeth painlessly. Mary Olive Tedder had surprised
everyone by settling down to married life. To Laurene Scott be-
longs the distinction of being the class spinster not that she
had no offers of marriage, but because no man measured up to her
It' s not so surprising that Muriel Lamm went in for civil re-
form. She reformed her town, tackled the county, and then the
state. Now she's in Washington telling things to congress. Doris
Hooks is putting into practice her four years of Home Economics
as a housewife.
Jenis Taylor, the inventor, will retire early firmly entrench-
ed on Easy Street by the sale of his patent stepladder which is
warranted never to kick up and throw an Innocent climber. Willis
Holland is a well-to-do baker; he started in a humble way at
home because his wife you know he married Frances Barnes, on
whom he used to be sweet, wanted to be in business. She started
a hat shop; Willis then had to get so many meals that he finally
started a public bakery and is doing fine.
Before returning, we fly over New York where we find Eva Kate
Capps, who has refused many offers of marriage because she's in
love with singing, is the star singer of the Metropolitan Opera
Prophet Muriel Lamm
LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
We, the Senior Class of 19^8, being free and independent and
having completed twelve years of education; do make, publish,
and declare this is our last will and testament.
Shirley Kirby leaves hex red hair to Edna Hawley.
Mary Olive Tedder bequeaths her success in bluffing to Augustine Kirby.
Frances Barnes leaves her bashfulness to Berta Lucas.
Muriel Lamm leaves her matrimonial success to Doris Marie Moore.
Darlene Ferrell leaves her baby ways to Jo Ann Blake.
Laurene Scott bequeaths her singing ability to Bobby Moore.
Dolores Kirby leaves her giggles and mischievousness to Edith Deans
and Charlotte Lucas.
—^Willis Holland leaves his flirting ways to Silas Lucas.
Eva Kate Capps bequeaths her aggravating ways to Doris Blake.
Carlton Bass leaves Everette Whitley a little more manpower.
Ethel Mae Walls leaves her cute ways to Emogene Turner.
Rexford Plttman leaves his fountain pen to anyone who can find it.
Jenis Taylor leaves Mrs. Lucas some of his temper since she doesn't
->- Gene Lamm leaves his ability to type to Carrol Batten. He has learned
to take the cover off.
Ray Sullivan leaves his baseball honors to Billv Pittman.
Edward Hales leaves his typewriter and Lesson 38 to Louis Kennedy.
Doris Hooks bequeaths her independent ways to Darlene Taylor.
Welker Rouse leaves his curly hair to George Moore.
Charles Ray Hare and Edward Watson leave their ability to go home at
lunch to anyone who can use it.
Ethelene Sullivan bequeaths her friendly ways to Nita Lewis..
Dolores Kirby leaves her ability to argue to Marie Boswell.
Mary Olive Tedder leaves her girlish figure to Minnie Ruth Murray.
Willis Holland leaves all his excuse blanks and absence privileges
to Vernon Deans.
Eva Kate Capps bequeaths a little of her intelligence to Sara Lucas.
Ray Sullivan leaves his ability to draw maps for Miss Adams to
Darlene Ferrell leaves her ability to handle boys to Mozelle Thorne.
Shirley Kirby leaves Margie Taylor under the care of Mrs. Davis.
Carlton Bass bequeaths his book sense to Bobby Moore.
Muriel Lamm leaves her hearty appetite and laziness to Janice Newsome.
Ethel Mae Walls bequeaths her ability to get straight "A" averages
to Geraldine Moore.
Frances Barnes leaves her shyness and innocence to Margaret Hicks.
This will is signed and sealed by the aforesaid Senior Class and de-
clared to be our last will and testament in the presence of these
Jack P. Humphrey
President: Eva Kate
Vice-President: Gene L
cretary: Frances Ban
Ire a surer: Dolores Kirby
bto: "Let us lead by servii
Club Colors: Black and Gold
Club Sponsor: Mrs. Paul Davis
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Jar a Lucas
Franc 2 s
Jo Ann BlaJ
Cora klice Bass
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Paul Davis, Jr.
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CHARI : 3 LUCAS
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President Everette Whitley
Vice-President Emogene Turner
Secretary Sara Lucas
Treasurer Janice New some
Class Flower Red Rose
Class Colors Red and White
FUTU D] ' -; )RICk
FARMERS OF fC 'BRIG A
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FR MAN CLASS
GIHLS 1 1 i ALL TS i
Ina Hawley, Captain
Jo Ann Blake
Cora Alice Bass
.rie Be 1
Sara Ann Blalock
Ida Mae Bell
Minnie Ruth Murray
Eleanor Gray Hawley
Beulah T *r
Moz elle Th o r ne
Gloria Gray Sasser
G. A. McClenny, Coach
Luc ana If 3
Rock Ridge 18
Black Creek 15
Lucama 2 ] \-
Luc ana 20
Sarotoga ■ 20
BCY3 f BASKETBALL I
Paul Davis, Jr
Allen Bo swell,-
Pine Level 30
Rock Ridge 12
Black Creek 15
The Lucama girls and boys gave a wonderful fight
this year in basketball. They all were good sports,
but the boys were defeated in the county championship
games. They still think they had a good team and are
determined to win next year. They were county champ-
ions in 19^7. The girls came next and won the county
championship. This was the second time they have won
that title and they hope to keep the title next year.
The boys lost only two county games, including
the tournament game. The girls lost about three games
this year including practice games, l/e are very proud
of our record in the basketball shorts Picture.
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